I have a question about the audio export mixdown process used in Cubase.
I typically work on media compositions at 48kHz and 32-bit float.
When performing a mixdown / bounce, this can be to the same OR it can be to 24-bit at 48kHz.
So, when performing the export, does Cubase effectively play the project content at 24/48, or doees it do it at 32(float)/48 and then perform a conversion?
I have the same question for exporting down to 24/44.1kHz , and for from 32-bit/96kHz to 24/48kHz and 24/44.1kHz
The reason I ask this is that I know that in other DAWs, this is done differently. In Reaper, for example, you can select how this is done.
This has implications not just for high-end content, but also for harmonics.
If I’m exporting a mix to then be used in another Cubase project - let’s say I have a separate project do “mastering”. What’s the best way to do this? Should I set the mastering project at 32-bit float/48kHz and then render down to 24-bit at the end? Or, should I have the mastering project at 24-bit/48kHz and then let the import process convert the mix duriing import?
And likewise the same question for different sample rates ?
Extending from this, when exporting, where should the UV22HR plug-in be used on the master fader. Obviously post-fader, but let’s say I’m using a 3rd party limiter, but I don’t want to use their dithering. Do I used the UV22HR before or after the limiter?